Brasenose College, Oxford (1993-1996): Law (M.A. (Oxon))
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1996-1997): Diploma in Legal Practice (Merit)
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia (2005)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand (2005)
Herbert Smith, London and Hong Kong
Tim trained at one of London's premier litigation firms. He obtained experience in company/commercial law (in London and Hong Kong), property law and insurance litigation law, before qualifying into a general litigation group, where he also participated in significant regulatory enquiries and investigations.
Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, London
Tim was then engaged as a commercial litigator in the London office of one of the United States' largest litigation firms. He dealt with disputes involving clients in England and abroad, both in the High Court and under the rules of international arbitration.
Freehills, Sydney (now Herbert Smith Freehills)
Tim moved to Australia and joined one of its leading national litigation firms, where he focused particularly on the area of insolvency.
Coudert Brothers, Sydney
Tim became a Senior Associate in his next role and returned to his wider practice of general commercial litigation in New South Wales.
Lee Salmon Long, Auckland
Tim spent five years undertaking a broad range of general commercial litigation, appearing at all levels of the New Zealand legal system and in various forms of alternate dispute resolution.
Barrister sole, Auckland
Tim continues to advise clients on general commercial matters, in all forums. He has recently advised on disputes involving:
- body corporates
- interim remedies (including freezing orders and injunctions);
- statutory demands;
- liquidation and bankruptcy;
- breach of contract;
- termination of contracts;
- "leaky buildings";
- negligence (including professional negligence);
- mortgagee sales;
- specific performance;
- the Construction Contracts Act 2002;
- seizure of monies by the New Zealand Customs Service;
- "spam" email;
- compensation for wrongful imprisonment;
- trespass against the person;
- trusts, trustees and beneficiaries;
- debt recovery and enforcement of judgments;
- boundary disputes (including tree trimming);
Tim's most significant, recent matters have involved consideration of:
- the jurisdiction of the Tenancy Tribunal as to service contracts between body corporates and third parties (Boutique Body Corporate Ltd v J Star Property Management Ltd  14 NZCPR 242, where Tim appeared in the High Court as amicus curiae)
- a body corporate as to its rights and duties to repair and maintain a unitholders' property (Berachah Investments Limited v Body Corporate 164205  3 NZLR 72 (Court of Appeal));
- a company with an option to purchase a property and whether or not it had satisfied the terms of that option, with particular regard to payment (Southbourne Investments Limited v Greenmount Manufacturing Limited  NZSC 24 (Supreme Court)).